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  •  and I am going to state it publicly (1+ / 0-)
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    Folks, New Deal Democrat may be a bit too optimistic, but he is in our camp and we need to not be so bitter and mean when engaging the folks who have been too optimistic. We all wanted jobs and strong economic growth and we didn't get it. We need to work on pushing the leaders in the right direction. Stop all the bitter told you so's and lets work on what we can do going forward.

    Don't fight global warming. Iceberg water is going to make us all rich!

    by jbou on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 08:29:09 AM PST

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    •  When was NDD (1+ / 0-)
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      too optimistic.  He has always said the recovery would be sluggish.  

      The realists here - and I don't know who that is - have been flat wrong about most of what has happened over the last year.

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 09:16:01 AM PST

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      •  I wouldn't call them realists (1+ / 0-)
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        That's an undeserved compliment.

        I would call them pessimists.  

        They may consider themselves "realists" but in my view they are cherry-picking pessimists.  

        The economy is getting better.  Slowly.

        Everyone, with the possible exception of the Republican Party leadership, wants it to get better more quickly. We can disagree about the means by which economic improvement may be accelerated, but to blindly ignore positive economic news -- even if it's only slightly positive -- is not "realism."

        It's pessimism.

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